Hawke's Bay Wind Farm

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Hawke's Bay Wind Farm
CountryNew Zealand
LocationHawkes Bay
Coordinates39°11′2″S 176°41′35″E / 39.18389°S 176.69306°E / -39.18389; 176.69306Coordinates: 39°11′2″S 176°41′35″E / 39.18389°S 176.69306°E / -39.18389; 176.69306
StatusConsented
Owner(s)Meridian Energy Limited

The Hawkes Bay Wind Farm is a proposed wind farm for construction in the Hawkes Bay region of New Zealand.

In 2005 two consents were issued in the Maungaharuru area, one for the private company Hawkes Bay Wind Farm Ltd [1] and the other by Unison Networks Limited. [2]

Appeals against the wind farms were overcome at the Environment Court in October 2006 and at the High Court in May 2007.[3]

A second stage of the Unison Wind Farm Te Waka/Titiokura Wind Farm [4] involving an additional 37 wind turbines was ruled against by the Environment Court [5]

The two consents were purchased by Meridian Energy in 2010 and 2011 respectively and were combined as one site, these consents were extended to 2023. [6] In August 2019 Meridian sought interest from potential contractors for the wind farm's construction.[7]

Construction would be expected to begin in 2020.

Location[edit]

The wind farm will be located on the Maungaharuru Range near the Titiokura Summit, about 34 km North-west of Napier Airport.[1] The altitude of the range is approximately 1300 metres.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fact sheet: August 2007" (PDF). Hawkes bay wind farm ltd. August 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-10-14. Retrieved 2008-09-25.
  2. ^ "Wind farm first approved 14 years ago may finally get underway". Stuff. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  3. ^ "Environment Court says yes to Te Pohue turbines". 2006-07-19. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 2019-11-10.
  4. ^ "Titiokura/Te Waka Wind Farm" (PDF). Unison. August 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-10-14. Retrieved 2008-09-25.
  5. ^ Dr Pita Sharples (2007-04-19). "Hawkes bay wind farm decision "Feeds the soul"". Scoup. Retrieved 2008-09-25.
  6. ^ "Wind farm first approved 14 years ago may finally get underway". Stuff. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  7. ^ Marty Sharpe (5 August 2019). "Wind farm first approved 14 years ago may finally get underway". Stuff. Retrieved 5 August 2019.

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